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Lodewyk, Ken R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Personality traits such as honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience (HEXACO) have been linked to numerous adaptive outcomes in academic, sport, and physical activity settings; yet little if any such research has been conducted with physical education (PE) students. The aim…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Physical Education, High School Students, Grade 9
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Perlman, Dana – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of an intervention grounded in Self-Determination Theory on preservice teachers' instructional behaviors and the motivational responses of their students. A total of 62 preservice physical education teachers enrolled in a secondary physical education content and methods course were randomly…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Determination, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills
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Liu, Jing Dong; Chung, Pak-Kwong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The current study presents the development process and initial validation of a measure designed for assessing psychological needs thwarting (frustration) in a secondary school physical education context (Psychological Needs Thwarting Scale in Physical Education, PNTSPE). Secondary school students (grades 7-9) from Hong Kong (N = 1258) were invited…
Descriptors: Chinese, Physical Education, Psychological Needs, Secondary School Students
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Juha – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The study examined the role of motivation in students' performance and engagement in elementary and middle school physical education. Cross-lagged relationships between performance and engagement were investigated across Grades 6-9. A total of 763 (365 girls, 398 boys) Finnish school students (11- to 12-year old) were followed across three years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Expectation
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Chen, Senlin; Chen, Ang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
Expectancy beliefs and task values are two essential motivators in physical education. This study was designed to identify the relation between the expectancy-value constructs (Eccles & Wigfield, 1995) and high school students' physical activity behavior as associated with their energy balance knowledge. High school students (N = 195) in two…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Health Education, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Roberts, Simon J.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
The common practice of annually age grouping children in education, likely done under the assumption of similarly aged children sharing similar abilities and learner characteristics, may actually undermine equity and fairness in student assessments. This strategy has received criticism for (dis) advantaging those older children born closer to the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Vlachopoulos, Symeon P.; Katartzi, Ermioni S.; Kontou, Maria G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
The present study reported on the modification of the Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale (Vlachopoulos & Michailidou, 2006) to assess students' psychological need fulfillment in elementary school, middle school, and high school compulsory physical education classes. Data were collected from 817 5th and 6th grade students, 862 middle…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Elementary School Students
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Sinelnikov, Oleg A.; Hastie, Peter A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
This study examines the recollections of the Sport Education experiences of a cohort of students (15 boys and 19 girls) who had participated in seasons of basketball, soccer and badminton across grades six through eight (average age at data collection = 15.6 years). Using autobiographic memory theory techniques, the students completed surveys and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Racquet Sports, Autobiographies
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Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Harrison, Louis; Chen, Li; Xiang, Ping; Lambdin, Dolly D.; Dauenhauer, Brian; Rotich, Willy; Pinero, Jose Castro – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Although substantial inquiry has been made into fitness levels of students, there has been scant examination of knowledge in this domain. This article seeks to review and analyze research on student health-related fitness (HRF) knowledge mastery in K-16 programs by examining studies published in the literature. Two major results emerging from the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Chow, Bik C.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Louie, Lobo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Physical activity engagement during physical education is important for many reasons, including developing physical fitness and movement skills and promoting health. Much more is known about physical activity in elementary than secondary schools. We examined physical activity and how it was influenced by instructor-related and environmental…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Foreign Countries
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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Gammage, Kimberley L.; Sullivan, Philip J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Increasing dropout rates in senior high school physical education, particularly among females, and unhealthy activity and obesity levels in youth have led to recommendations to assess potential contributing factors in physical education participation. Drawing from gender, body image, and social-cognitive theory, this study investigated relations…
Descriptors: High Schools, Physical Education, Obesity, Females